“I wonder how the lunch thing is going?” I asked mike for maybe the hundredth time. He groaned, I knew he was getting annoyed because I wasn’t focusing on anything, but I couldn’t help it. She was my best friend and she was with the guy who destroyed her. Much like I was with the guy who destroyed me. At least I knew mike would ever throw me out if I was pregnant with his child.
“I bet their having a good time and catching up on all the good times they had together”
I looked at him raising my eye brow.
“Do you not recall the state she was in? do you not recall the time and effort we took to take care of her? I have a gut feeling it is the opposite of what you just said.”
“How do you know? You always look at things in the negative”
“Do not! She my best friend, I have this sixth sense”
He let out a snort.
“And also im not always negative.”
Mike shrugged and walked over to the door of the arcade and held it open for me. I huffed my way in. I was never negative.
We decided to take a look around town while Nikki had lunch with Danny. I was nervous spending it with Mike, ands wish we weren’t actually covering for her. We were bond to get caught and Mike made me nervous. There was still feelings there, and its not like we could push back everything and just be friends.
“Play some air hockey with me?” I turned to see Mike already at the air hockey table with the slider already in hand.
“You still haven't given up have you?” I smirked .
"Given up?,Babe we never finished”
I let out a snort.
“Sure okay” and walked over to join him.
After a few games of me kicking Mikes butt we got bored and decided it was time to go and find Nikki. There was no sign of her in a few hours and I was starting to worry she was dead or she killed Danny. So we left.
“So how did Justin take it when you told him you were spending the day with me?”
My stomach twisted, thanks to mike reminding me.
“I told him it was us three.”
Mike nodded and kept quiet.
“So you think im a liar?”
“What, no. I didn’t say that”
“you thought it”
Why did he always have to ruin good moments. I started to walk a bit fast. Not even knowing where I was headed.
“Im sorry, I really didn’t mean that. I just don’t see how he would feel comfortable with this”
“Well, he isn’t like you” I spat. Mike stopped. I turned around to see him looked else were.
"Mike, I..I didn’t mean that” I said as I approached him.
He shook his head. "I m fine. Im glad hes not. You deserve so much more”
He was tugging at my heart string.
“Mike it was you who deserved better. You were perfect for me.” Letting the words slip out of my mouth. I had no idea what I was doing.
I pulled him into a hug. Realizing he was perfect for me, but it was me who wasn’t for him. We were too different and that’s why we couldn’t make it work.
Suddenly I gasp, letting go of mike really fast I grabbed him my the shirt and dragged him behind a near by car.
“what that…..” he yelled.
“Shhh!! Look!” I pointed to across the street. Mike followed where i was pointing.
Kellin and Justin were sitting on a patio looking at something. Following their gaze we looked over and found Nikki and Danny walking to the sidewalk. Danny's hand was on the Small of her back.
This wasn’t good.
Watching my girl hug another guy was like taking a bullet to the chest. Not only was it another man, but her ex and Danny Worsnop. I knew very little about their relationship, only that it was bad and his history of drinking and such. How could she let him in after they had broken up but for me she took for ever till I was allowed to touch her?
I honestly felt like crying. I liked her, a lot. To the point where I was falling in love but I would stop myself because I knew she wouldn’t let herself love. Somehow I knew she wouldn’t love me at all.
I turned back around and slumped back into my chair.
“Dude, maybe its not what it seems?”
“Its exactly what is seems” I mumbled.
Justin gave me a small smile.
“It makes so much sense” shooting my hands up. I groaned and slammed my hand down on the table.
“She was acting so funny after Vegas, he was there! They probably did something and then she felt guilty. Its why she wouldn't come near me, and had a panic attack. Why didn’t I see this before! Justin what do you know?!”
“What? Know what?”
“you date her best friend, you must know something”
He shook his head. “I don’t. Vicky said that the three of them were going out to…” I guess it hit Justin too, that his girlfriend was with her ex as well. Justin slumped back and took a big gulp of his beer.
I think we were going to need a lot more beer today.
Danny nodded. I walked forward up the path leading to a giant stone house. My heart was in my throat and my hands were shaking at my sides. I felt Danny slip his hand in mine. It felt comforting and I knew he was scare himself.
“Let me talk to him first. Its going to be a lot”
I turned and rang the door bell.
“Nikki?” a girl around my age opened the door with shock in her voice. Normally I would of called before I came over but today was different. I wasn’t sure what I was doing.
“Hey Josie” I smiled. She smiled wildly and smothered me with a hug.
“I havnt heard from you in forever. You never told me you were coming by”
“Im sorry I didn’t know either” I said into her hair.
She let me go and looked me over.
“you look good” I smiled. Danny cleared his throat behind me
“Oh, umm this is Danny” . her face fell a bit. She knew about Danny but obviously never met him. But her smile found its way to her face again and she pulled him into a hug.
“Danny, nice to meet you”
She pulled away and stuck out her hand
“Im Josie. By paper the mother of your son”